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sang froid

Calmness and composure while under pressure on in difficult circumstances. The phrase is French and literally means "cold blood." I'm sorry I had to ask you to make a presentation at the last minute, but you showed great sang froid up there.
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Although Morris hears Chopin differently than Robbins does, Sang-froid, with its dancers in basic black, reflects as profoundly on human interaction.
Explaining his sang-froid, Studs says, "You have to understand the difference between a robber and a burglar.
In sharp contrast with the sang-froid of such economists is the clamouring of the Marxians--or, more accurately, neo-Marxians--who hold out the dialectical iron fist to the 'exploiters', threatening to pull them down from their high pedestal and offer their ugly heads on a platter to the proletariat.
Et puis, perdre votre sang-froid ne vous fera pas avancer plus vite
De son cote, l'entraineur Nacer Sendjak qui cumule une solide experience africaine avec l'equipe nationale et la JS Kabylie, souligne : [beaucoup moins que] La necessite de faire preuve sur le terrain de beaucoup de tact et surtout de sang-froid pour esperer passer avec succes l'ecueil des Congolais.
Mais les joueurs ivoiriens ont su garder leur sang-froid pour faire le necessaire aux moments opportuns.
Speed may be substance when it comes to Divide racing, but a flexible, sang-froid style is the best attack for the Route's multiple personalities.
He was sitting in fourth place and still half a dozen lengths behind the enterprisingly ridden leader, but if any jockey should ride with sang-froid, it will be a Frenchman.
The rap that Obama is a charismatic celebrity has traction because in some ways it's true: He takes sang-froid a step too far; he is so cool he's unnerving, and it's still too hard to be sure how he would govern as president.
The left-hander hit Andre Nel for a four and a six before losing his sang-froid and holing out to Dwayne Smith in the deep.
Anna responds positively, but Clara prefers to remain self-contained, testing the sang-froid of both Vincent and the audience as the story grinds along.
involving killer hail in Tokyo, hurricanes in Hawaii and snow in New Dehli, it's all gets a bit America-centric with only Holm and his colleagues (Adrian Lester, Richard McMillan) bravely facing death with stereotypical British sang-froid and a bottle of Scotch representing the rest of the Northern Hemisphere; although anti-monarchists might amusingly note that the entire Royal Family freezes to death off screen in Balmoral when the rescue choppers seize up en route.
The Mark Morris Dance Group brings three Boston premieres to the Shubert Theatre, October 26--29, including the newest work, Sang-Froid, music by Frederic Chopin.
Ryan enlivens his narrative with vivid portraits of the two American officials who played key parts in the hunt for Guevara: Ambassador Douglas Henderson, whose sang-froid helped keep the U.
Selon des responsables de cette grande ville industrielle de l'Etat de l'Ohio, le suspect, Steve Stephens, 37 ans, a abattu de sang-froid Robert Godwin Sr, 74 ans, le dimanche de Paques.